Pegy Rosello——Cocaine Cowboys, a Netflix original film, takes viewers back in time to the Miami drug market in the 1970s and 1980s led by Sal Magluta and Willy Falcon.
Without Peggy Rosello, their empire could not have grown so large.
Continuing his Cocaine Cowboys franchise, Billy Corben has launched a Netflix docu-series entitled Kings of Miami that follows the exploits of Miami’s most famous drug lords.
With the help of many family members, especially Pedro “Pegy” Rosello, Sal Magluta and Willy Falcon built their empire from strength to strength after taking over Jorge Valdes’ position as head of operations in the US in 1979.
What happened to Pegy after the two drug kingpins were convicted and where is he now?
Pegy’s Career In Miami’s Biggest Drug Organisation
Pegy was introduced to Sal and Willy as a young boy thanks to Queen Gina Rosello, who was dating Gustavo ‘Taby’ Falcon, Willy’s older brother at the time.
As soon as she turned 18, she married Taby, thereby securing the connection between Pedro and his future bosses.
Growing up in Cuba, he saw his father enduring hard times and constantly striving for financial security, which influenced his desire for money and comfortable life.
Pegg, at age 15, was already being taught the ropes of keeping ledgers under Justo Jay and counting the millions of dollars that came in at Willy and Sal’s company.
His fingers would swell when he counted the stacks of bills, resulting in more than six hours of counting.
In 1985, Los Muchachos (The Boys) established their operations in Los Angeles, California, in which Pegy played a large role, personally handling huge shipments of cocaine.
A co-operation with the authorities led to Willy, when Pegy was captured by the authorities during the Cocaine Cowboys’ trial in 1991. Upon being caught, Pegy cooperated with the authorities to avoid a long prison sentence.
In 1992, he was convicted of smuggling cocaine, sent to prison for 24 years but served only four-and-a-half.
Where is Pegy Rosello Now?
Currently, Pegy Rosello is serving a sentence for selling cocaine in 2017.
With a history of drug trafficking, getting four years behind bars does not seem much considering the scope of the crime.
His prison time has been erratic since then.
A year later, he was sentenced to 12 years probation after being caught having sex with a minor at a nightclub.
The next year, he was arrested again for failing to comply with his probation.
Pegy was charged in November 2017 – just after his Netflix interview – for “possession and intent to distribute 500 grams of a substance or mixture that contained a detectable amount of cocaine.”
After attempting to sell 5kg of cocaine for $28,000 each, he was tracked by the police because his client claimed to lack the funds at the time.
He was stopped at a red light shortly before 5pm with a police dog sniffing out the drugs hidden beneath the backseat.
He was sentenced to five years and is set to be released in 2022.
Cocaine Cowboys is available to stream on Netflix now.
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